Thursday, May 22, 2014

Canyon School grade one students visit the past at KBPV

Adam and Noah soap a saddle under the direction of Curator Farley Wuth
T. Lucas photo
Toni Lucas

Canyon School grade one students visited Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) in Pincher Creek on Thursday, May 22.  Teacher Lina Anastacio was very happy that the 31 students had a hands on opportunity to find out about how pioneers lived, and to examine differences and similarities about how people live now compared to how they lived during the pioneer era.

The students started their day with a historical walking tour from the school to the museum with Curator Farley Wuth, AKA 'Kootenai Brown'.  The students toured the buildings at the museum and participated in some fun projects.  A few of the things that they got to try included saddle soaping, Pioneer School lesson that had the children practice their penmanship on slates, ice cream making, and games.

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village has undertaken some serious changes over the last few years.  The General Store is complete, the Co-op Historical facade that is on the east end of the Beere Hall is taking shape, and  the displays for radio and music and textile display have been completed.

The museum plans to host a number of events this year including Canada Day on Tuesday, July 1, a display that will honour World War One and World War Two, and have partnered with  Laurel Francis to be a part of Fibre Arts Week June 9 - 15.

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